Please sign up online, but if you need individual forms, they are listed
Even if you have never dreamed of being
a racer, give it a try. It's well worth it. It will enhance your
social life, and improve your carving skills! Teams are usually formed
by mid-November, so apply early! See instructions below.
GS Training: Contact: Greg Dilger -
during the winter season, there will be a GS
Training clinic, mostly at Mt. Hood Skibowl and/or Timberline. Meet in
the lodge by 8:30. Cost is only $35 (plus a lift ticket).
to Coach Greg Dilger with of the Mount Hood Adult Ski Racing
Association. The location might change due to weather and snow
conditions. It will
be at Ski Bowl when conditions permit. There is a third coach
available this year to assist.
All racers should contact a team captain,
and sign up for a specific team. Each team consists of 10 racers.
TYPICAL RACE DAY
Discounted lift tickets for PACRAT racers can be purchased by showing
your racing bib.
8:45 am - Brief team captains' meeting in the day lodge.
9:00 am - Start skiing--Warm up and inspect the course.
10:00 am - Race begins for the first group of racers.
See the starting order that is emailed to all the team captains,
or ask to see a copy at the team captains' meeting in the lodge on the
morning of the race.
3:00 pm - Apres ski party. Locations will be announced
for each race.
Open to non-racers for a
small fee to cover the food and drinks.
PACRAT Owned Timing Equipment
The PACRAT racing league has their own timing equipment.
Less waiting for unreliable systems that they had no control over.
Below is the wireless timing system PACRATs uses: Phoenix Microgate.
Click on image on right to enlarge it.
How to find out more & join a team
1. Click here to read more about PACRAT
racing. General Description.
- Print it, and post it somewhere, or send it to a friend!
Racing video - See how
it's done, both the races and the aprθs-ski parties.
4. Contact our
Racing director, Racing@mthigh.org or any Team captain to get your name on a team:
Remember, each team can have a maximum of 10 people, preferably of varying abilities, so
if you are a beginner
racer, or have never raced, please don't hesitate to
call us. We need you!
MOUNTAIN HIGH TEAMS
Rules and Guidelines
PACRAT Operations Manual:
All about: Eligibility, Teams, Classification, Scoring, Points
chart, Handicap system, and Categories.
Explanation of how the 7 categories (or classes) are determined,
based on a person's handicap.
Pacrat Scoring System
Summary Definition of terms:
Explanation of terms used in the Race Results
(such as Bonus points, Upstrike, Downstrike, DNS, DNF, etc.)
Dale Parshall explains various racing rules and
procedures, such as what happens if you forget your racing bib, if your
ski falls off, if you miss a gate, or if there is interference on the
Dale Parshall explains how the zero par times (ZPT)
for our race courses are calculated.
Slipping the course:
Diagram showing how to correctly slip the course.
How to pick the best line through the race
Diagram showing what it means to "start your turn
early" and pick a faster line.
Go to the "Race Results" page on
our own club web site.
How to Read the Race Results
EXPLANATION OF TERMS
one point just for successfully running the course at least once. You
earn 10 points for a first place in your category. 9 points for second
place. 8 points for third place. The scale is adjusted
depending on how many are in a class.
BONUS POINTS: You
get 3 bonus points every time you improve on your own best
previous result, that is when you improve your best previous handicap.
CATEGORIES: There are 7 categories for men, and 7 for women.
The result of your first race determines which category you will be in.
After that, when you improve to the point that your result lands in a
higher category, you will be moved up into
the higher category for the following race. But it takes 2 below
par results before you would be moved back down into a lower category.
UP-STRIKE: A letter "U" next to your name indicates that
you have exceeded the results typical for your own category. Receiving
even a single up-strike means you will be moved up to the next category.
DOWN-STRIKE: A letter "D" next to your name indicates
a down-strike. Your result fell short of what is typical for your
category. If you receive 2 down-strikes (in 2 consecutive races), you
will be moved to a lower category for the following race.
HANDICAP: This number shows how you compare to the fastest
theoretically possible time (the time a top World Cup racer would get)
on any particular race course. If your handicap for a race is 10, then
your time is 10 percent slower than the theoretical fastest possible
time. Pace-setters with known handicaps are used to determine the
theoretically fastest possible time.
DNS: "Did Not Start" - if you do not start in a
race. No points are earned.
DNF: "Did Not Finish" - like if you fall and do not
go through all the gates. A single point is still earned if you record a
DNF and no time on a second run.
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